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Cel Social Groups Notifications
Mod Version: 3.8.006, by cellarius (Coder) cellarius is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (5 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 73
Released: 17 Nov 2009 Last Update: 24 Dec 2009 Downloads: 310
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What does this mod do?

This mod adds social groups to the notifications dropdown. Your members will get notified if there are groups containing unread messages; they need to be members of that group or have to be subscribed to that group. The counter will show how many groups with unread messages there are.


Installation:

Just import the product file in AdminCP->Product Manager. Done.
Make sure you understand and comply with the read marking requirements (see note down this post).


Settings:
  • Show notification for new messages in groups the user is a member of, subscribed to, or both
  • Select usergroups who can use the mod (i.e. who will get notificatons)
  • Select whether to link to usercp.php or group.php
  • Make sure you understand and comply with the read marking requirements (see note down this post).
Note: This mod will only work with database and automatic forum read marking!
  • This mod will not work with cookies or simple database read marking. This will not be changed and is due to the limitations of the read marking system.
  • If the ressources for this trouble you, you don't want to run this modification anyway. Any workarounds would be more ressource intensive than using this option in the first place.
  • To set this, go to AdminCP->Settings->Options->General Settings->Thread/Forum Read Marking Type and set this to the third option: Database (automatic forum marking)

Note on ressources:


Note that this modification adds a maximum of two queries to every pageload. Both are not too heavy, going to slave servers only if existent, and there are several mechanisms in place to prevent unnecessary querying.


Version history
  • 3.8.006: added option to link notification to custom URL
  • 3.8.005: queries completely reworked, should be more stable now and fixes some read marking issues
  • 3.8.002: bugfix, use slave servers
  • 3.8.001: initial release

#### Don't forget to click install! ####
No support if you don't!

This mod is also available for vB4:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=228280

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  #31  
Old 14 Dec 2009, 12:24
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  #32  
Old 14 Dec 2009, 16:19
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Does this need any template edits to appear in a custom theme?
I have changed my database read settings but still this isn't working :S

EDIT: Works fine

Last edited by MrRem; 15 Dec 2009 at 09:12.
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  #33  
Old 15 Dec 2009, 14:43
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I have this installed but turned off as I can't quite get it working correctly.

1) When there are new messages, I can get the notification to show up in the notifications list, but when there are none, the entry should still be there but marked with a "zero" to make it consistent with the other notifications, but this isn't the case.

2) Sometimes when someone posts a new group message, two notifications show up but you cannot get rid of the first one - it still thinks there is a new message when there is not one.

But thank you for developing this, with tweaks it will become a must-have.

Last edited by Mark.B; 15 Dec 2009 at 14:58.
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Old 16 Dec 2009, 20:29
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New build: 3.8.005

This new build entails:
  • complete rewrite of the database queries. This should some problems some users have been experiencing.
  • the groups line is now always showing in the notices dropdown (i.e. also if it's at 0), as requested.
I hope that in this version, the mod will work for everyone who had issues before. Please remember that you will find subscribed threads marked as new only in UserCP and groups you are a member of on the groups page. This is somewhat disparate, but can't be helped.
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Old 16 Dec 2009, 20:50
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Thank you. This has been long awaited.


*Edit; Product failing to recognize when messages have been "Read".

Last edited by Thelonius Beck; 16 Dec 2009 at 21:07.
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Old 16 Dec 2009, 22:59
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Thanks!
Do you suggest upgrading to the latest version, even if the previous one worked(s) like a charm? (meaning, except for the altered dropdown menue, have any new features been added?)

Again, much appreciated!
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Old 17 Dec 2009, 00:01
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Yes, I do suggest upgrading. The new queries are lighter and more "robust". The news are under the hood
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  #38  
Old 17 Dec 2009, 20:30
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Originally Posted by Thelonius Beck View Post
Thank you. This has been long awaited.


*Edit; Product failing to recognize when messages have been "Read".
Originally Posted by cellarius View Post
Yes, I do suggest upgrading. The new queries are lighter and more "robust". The news are under the hood
My comment was in reference to the upgrade. Please advise.
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  #39  
Old 18 Dec 2009, 01:14
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Do you use this setting (see note in red in mod description):
To set this, go to AdminCP->Settings->Options->General Settings->Thread/Forum Read Marking Type and set this to the third option: Database (automatic forum marking)

With any other setting there the mod won't work.
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 23:10
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Originally Posted by cellarius View Post
Do you use this setting (see note in red in mod description):
To set this, go to AdminCP->Settings->Options->General Settings->Thread/Forum Read Marking Type and set this to the third option: Database (automatic forum marking)

With any other setting there the mod won't work.
Thank you for doing the thinking for me :blush: My bad. Great mod, thank you very much.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 00:09
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No prob, as long as we get it working
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  #42  
Old 24 Dec 2009, 01:29
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How can I get this to work with vbadvanced?
If a member clicks on the link from a vba page, it will send the use to mysite.com/group.php instead of mysite.com/forum/group.php
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  #43  
Old 24 Dec 2009, 08:02
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
How can I get this to work with vbadvanced?
If a member clicks on the link from a vba page, it will send the use to mysite.com/group.php instead of mysite.com/forum/group.php
Check out the new build I just uploaded - you now can define a custom URL in AdminCP.
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  #44  
Old 25 Dec 2009, 00:39
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Very nice. Thank you.

I added this to a large site, and got many bug reports from confused members, because when I started to use this mod, all members had more notifications, than they could discover. Many groups that where not listed in bold on group.php did cause a notification by this mod. The groups also did not have any bold / unread threads.

Only after they go to each group, one by one and use the 'mark group as read' function, the notification went away.

Its still driving my members mad, though an announcement does help a lot.
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  #45  
Old 28 Dec 2009, 02:27
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This modification has really increased activity in my Social Groups! My members are posting up a storm. Where I had only a few new posts to approve a day, I now have a new one every few minutes.
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